. >>> some of the top stories we're following, president obama launched his three day tour of asia with a stop in bangkok. the president and prime minister held a news conference in the last hour. there will be an official dinner. the president will visit cambodia and myanmar. >>> the new express lanes on the beltway in virginia opened yesterday. if you are by yourself in the car, you'll have to pay a toll by e-zpass. if you have a carpool, you can ride for free if you have the flex e-zpass. generally a toll is between three and sixdollars. hopefully the weather is good, because we don't need rato complicate things people trying to navigate the new lanes. >> rain-free, so that will be good news. everybody geared up for thursday. we'll get to that forecast as well. let's begin with a look outside. skies not too bad. a few clouds starting to roll in. will become mostly cloudy during the course of the day. this is a shot from silver spring, people getting out for a nice fresh walk this morning, or going to morning services, or just enjoying the morning as they might have the day off.